Daily Announcements

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Thursday, May 9, 2019
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:31 AM

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

A reminder to all students and staff that tomorrow is a Non Instruction Day – No school tomorrow!

Band sectionals:

All grade 6 clarinet players have sectionals today.

Jazz Band: There will be a jazz band rehearsal today.

Drama Club with Improv Games: Any students interested in joining drama club to be on an improv team and play improv games come to the drama room to meet Ms Noel and Phil on Monday at 1:16. It will be a lot of fun!

Musical Theatre: Just a reminder that all students interested in joining the Musical Theatre Workshops to be held here at ROMS for the next four Wednesdays must have their permission forms in to the office no later than Wednesday.

Compost Bins & Recycling Towers: Please remember to empty your compost bins and recycling towers today.

Paper Recycling Today:

Just a reminder that it is paper recycling day today. Please make sure that you send a student down with your recycling to the bins at the beginning of Advisory.

Youth In Action: There will be no Youth in Action meeting today. 

Stay tuned for the ‘We are Silent’ campaign on May 22nd. By participating in this campaign, you will raise awareness and support children in the world who are forced into child labour or the military and have no voice.  

Canteen Thursday: On sale at first recess today - mac & cheese, cookies & ice tea.

Pizza Day Today It is cleanest grounds day and classes will be called in the following order: Orca, Thunderbird, Raven & Wolf

Helpers: The Garden Project – Mrs. Johnson


Track & Field: Reminder that track meet #1 is today at UVIC and track meet #2 is on Monday May 13th also at UVIC. All students who didn’t get to register or sign in with Mr. Menzies at practice are asked to see him at First recess today.


Good Grief – Supporting adults who are supporting youth in grief

When loss and change hit home, it can be an overwhelming time for the whole family. People grieve differently, and, for youth especially, grieving is a unique experience different from children or adults. This 1.5 hour workshop is for parents, grandparents, neighbours, friends and others who would like to learn more about how to support youth through grief.

Friends of Living and Learning Through Loss will offer an educational space to review conceptual and practical tools to facilitate healthy conversations and strategies for healing with youth at no cost to attendees.


Topics will include: grief and mourning in youth, various types of loss (tangible, intangible), life areas impacted by grief, coping strategies and support tools, and an overview of the programs and resources that Friends of Living and Learning Through Loss offers.

This special 90 minute workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 5th from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Learning Commons at Royal Oak Middle School.  Please register at:


We look forward to seeing you!

Important Dates to Remember:

Non Instructional Day: Friday May 10th – Classes not in session

Grade 6 Immunizations - Tuesday, May 14th

Stat Holiday – Monday May 20th

Early Dismissal - @ 2:08 pm on Thursday, May 23rd

2019-20 Registration is ongoing for new registrations coming from Out of District, Out of Catchment, Private Schools or Out of Province.  Registration packages are available on-line or at the School Office.

Please note that we will not be hosting an Open House this year (previously held in February).   An information evening will be held later in May for all confirmed incoming Grade 5 students including  new (grade 6/7/8) registrations coming from Out of District, Out of Catchment, Private Schools or Out of Province.

Returning ROMS students do not have to complete a registration form. Grade 8 students transitioning to Claremont for Grade 9 in September do not have to complete a registration form for Claremont.

Homework Club: Extra academic support is available to students through the homework club. This is a drop in service that will be held on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings from 8-9 am in the Learning Commons, and Tuesday afternoon in Room 215 from 3:10-4:10 pm.

A reminder to parents to contact the ROMS Safe Arrival Line at 250-479-0999 or email royaloak_attendance@saanichschools.ca if your child will be absent or late.


Hello Royal Oak Families,


To recognize all the work the teachers, administrators and support staff at our awesome school, the PAC is planning a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, May 30th, 2019!  We invite parents and guardians to say “Thank You for a great year” by contributing food and/or volunteering with the items/duties listed on the perfect potluck site.


For more information and to volunteer or sign up to bring food please click on the link below:


Also on the day of May 30th, if each student can bring one or more flowers from their garden or purchase from the store so we can make beautiful flower arrangements for the table it would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you Royal Oak families for all your support.